Birthday Boy

Wow. A full year of daily photos – done!

TJ really enjoyed his party – he loves hiding under things, so we set up a total of seven cubbies in our living/kitchen area, and invited “just” family (over a dozen people including my sister’s girls). The last photo is of my kids and my sister’s kids lined up in age order – now aged 1, 2, 3 and 4. That pleases me immensely.

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So today my sister and her girls were visiting, and we went outside. As I was sitting talking to her, TJ stood up at the steps of the slide. It was so cute, like he was actually going to climb the ladder. Oh, lolz.

And then he put one foot up. Hilarious! And then he was standing on the first step – oh so proud of himself. Resisting the urge to grab my baby before he fell, I got close by and watched his epic journey. It took him about fifteen minutes, but he climbed ALL the way up, then carefully sorted himself out into the proper position, and then he slid down! I didn’t take a photo of him actually going down, because I was terrified he’d fall off the side and I was fully focused on 1being close to him. He was incredibly impressed with himself – as he should be. The first thing he did was turn around to climb back up (up the slope, since it was closer).

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Good Morning

I had an operation today (prolapsed uterus), which meant I needed to be at the hospital at 6am…which meant, since I wasn’t allowed to drive home afterwards, everyone loaded into the car at 5:30. I knew Louisette would enjoy the novelty – and it turned out TJ did too.